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with george h. w. bush and bill clinton. >> ross gave a good answer but i have to respond directly to mr. bush. you the question my patriotism. you even brought some white ring congressman out of the war white house to attack me. i honor your service in world war two. i honor mr. perot's service in uniform and every other man and woman who ever served. when joe mccarthy went around this country attacking people's patriotism, he was wrong. a senator from connecticut stood up to him named prescott bush, your father was right to stand up to joe mccarthy and you were wrong to attack my patriotism. i was opposed the war but i love my country and in need a president that will bring this country together and not divided. i want to bake a unified country. [applause] >> i did not question the man's patriotism, i questioned his judgment and character. what he did in moscow was fine and he explained it and i excepted. i don't accept organizing demonstrations and a foreign country when your country is at war. i'm sorry, i cannot accept that. >> all of that debate is on our video library at c-span.org. you
the debate over the bush era tax cut. we also have a series of taxes called the alternative minimum tax, preventing many families and a of from falling into what is a surprise second tax systems. about 20 more american -- 20 million more american families will fall into the amt. there are individuals that have been, -- become known as the extenders. i generally refer to them as the expires since they are set to expire. but in washington get to be known as the extenders. in 2010, there was a revised version of what the estate tax looks like. that expires at the end of the year. in 2009, president obama took office and the stimulus act included new credits that were primarily focused on low-income families, also those with kids in college. those were extended through 2010 and expire at the end of the year. in addition to all of those expiring tax cuts from a fiscal and economic point of view and everything we have more including the 2010 health reform act. when you look at debate over the fiscal cliff, there is actually a very diverse array of tax discussion. at the low end of the income
taxes, but you know what the gdp growth was during the end of the bush administration? >> i do not. >> i did not either. >> compare job growth under president obama and under bush. the 4.6 million private sector jobs that have been created is already more than were created under george sorus. you have a president who basically inherited one of the worst economies this country has ever seen, and what are you going to do with a falling object? that object is going to fall, and you are going to have to take it up, and the rise is going to be a little bit slower than you have seen, and it has already created more jobs than george w. bush, and it is up for the president to understand. it is not where we wanted to be. this is the time to understand who has a plan for the future, because elections are always about the future. given his record i have more confidence president obama can get that done then governor romney. >> you can see this discussion at 8:00 p.m. eastern. now a look at spending ads from the annenberg policy center. this is 45 minutes. >> i am the editorial communications direct
justice william rehnquist, advised the bush-cheney campaign in 2000, work with the federal trade commission and the department of justice before serving as the nation's youngest solicitor general. but to have them both here today. [applause] the gentleman, thank you so much for being here. you both had quite a summer. mayor castor, let me ask you to reflect on this summer. -- mayor castro, let me ask you to reflect on this summer. >> first, a greenwich solutions for of and for a wonderful event. -- first, congratulation for evident for a wonderful event -- for evan for a wonderful event. it was like throwing a claustrophobic into a closet and then taking away the key. [laughter] i think what we have seen in historical cycle of some of what we saw in 2010 -- in this 2012 cycle is in some of what we saw in 2010. people are aspirational, hopeful, but also frustrated. people are still committed to the fundamental ideals that make the nine states special, that make it a land of opportunity, that make it a believe the greatest country in the world. in the same time gun they are nervous
now? thomas? >> the justices have a remarkable capacity to get along. in the wake of bush vs. gore, that group could come back and, despite the depth of feeling and intensity of that case, it shows an institution that, unlike most others, really does function. there are folks here who clerked on the court and know the dynamics. i don't think it is essential that they get along, but it makes the day go by a lot easier. one thing i will say is, sometimes, to get to a coherent rule of law, when you have nine very strong-willed people who have very diverse views sometimes, people have to give. they have to be willing to say, ok, i don't agree with that exactly. it i am going to get to an opinion has by people in it. at that point, it is in says -- it is essential that they get along. we have -- we know what the rules are and the relationships can play a role there. >> what about former clerks? >> i will agree with tom. after bush vs. gore, i saw no residual personal antagonism or anything like that. i think they were really able to set the work to one side and were able to get along ec
use force, but he is putting that off for diplomacy. i worked with president george w. bush and secretary of state condoleezza rice on the iran issue for three years. there is a remarkable similarity between the george w. bush policy on iran and barack obama policy. i get the sense in my discussions with senators and congressmen and women on capitol hill that there is a basic bipartisan support for this policy that the last two american presidents have undertaken. we don't want to go to war right now, we don't want to open up the possibility of a third land war in the middle east after iraq and afghanistan. we want to focus on obama's because that is -- we want to focus on diplomacy because that is sensible. last point i will make this we have not had a sustained, substantive conversation with the iranian government since the jimmy carter administration, way back in 1979, 1980. to is in our interest not t talk to them, not because we like that government, but we want to see this resolved peacefully and not through warfare. host: new york, welcome to the program. caller: on 9
.w. bush, 41, and william jefferson clinton, in part because of the work that ross perot did in making this very clear, simple, and compelling, made these issues a higher priority and did several things. one, imposed tough budget controls. two, did not expand entitlement benefits, and three, unchanged taxes when they saw they were irresponsible. president george walker bush, 43, and obama have done exactly the opposite. president bush 43, his term is over. president obama could change course. whoever is president needs to change course, because if we do not, the problems in europe could happen here. >> we will go through that period of time and talk about some of the issues of 9/11 and the wars and the tax cuts and the recession of 2008, but let me take you back to 1992 first. what caused you at the time, because it will be relevant, what caused you to leave a very comfortable life, two businesses that you had founded and had done very well and that you had passed on, or one of them that you had passed on, what caused you to jump into presidential politics then? >> every generation in
, because that was perceived as bush's strength. the idea you will have 90 minutes on wednesday on domestic policy only is a huge improvement. you have a moderator who could and get them ton th move off the loop, if you will. >> i think it will be an interesting moment because we are seeing international questions raised, the handling benghazi. in th it will be interesting to watch the moderator from cbs. >> the most important foreign- policy debate between nixon and kennedy were islands off the main island of china. those of us on the panel, we thought there were possibly an oriental dance team. [laughter] >> you heard it here. >> let's take a look at another clip from 1988. >> governor, it kiddy were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penay for the killer? peacoat know, i do not. i think you know i oppose the death penalty during all of my life. i do not see any evidence it is a deterrent. i think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime. we have done so in my own state, and one of the reasons why we have had the biggest drop in crime of an
boroughs, quite right. thank you for correcting me. of course, he voted for george bush in the second election and, famously, he said he did not agree with a single domestic issue from george bush, with the exception of the fact he is handling terrorism in an important way. >> next all others. in the case of the movement of support for bob turner, you did an event shortly thereafter were you said they wanted to send a message to president obama that you did not think he was sufficiently handling his foreign policy correctly with respect to israel. >> with respect to the jewish community. >> you said you eventually met with president obama and he solicited my support and i decided to support him again. i want to step in here because it was apparently just last week they you delivered a speech at a synagogue for rashashana. >> i continued the discussion in the new york post. >> you were again, critical, of the obama administration. >> i have never seen nor perfect candidate and i was not perfect. i will always speak out, but if you read the article today and my other utterances, it has
the -- i have a simple and specific idea about how to come together. we will that the bush tax cuts expire. we will negotiate with medicare to get better drug prices. we have to find by year end about $235 billion in savings over 10 years. we can do that in the short term. >> do you believe that everybody in virginia should pay something in federal income tax? >> everyone pays taxes. >> the federal income tax. >> i would be open to the proposal to have some minimum tax level for everyone, but many pay higher taxes than governor romney does. >> the nominee of your party for the presidency, he believes that that 47% believe that they are victims. do you share that vision of america, and what would you do as senator about the 47%? >> the best idea of what to see someone will do in the future is what they have done in the past. if somebody has a job, taking care of themselves and providing for their family, we have cut taxes and made virginia much more business friendly, adding more than 300,000 net new jobs in the private sector. one of the other successes we had while i was governor was welf
vs today. there was a campaign work bush 41 talked about child health care in his campaign in a way we have not seen since then, i would argue. in 1996, you had a campaign that was what it was an environment that led to some reauthorization or updates in the law of 1996. things were different. presidential candidates ignored some of these issues. there are relevant and recent examples where conditions were different. am i right? am i reading some of the historical tea leaves in terms of the elections? what do we need to do to return to focus on these issues similar to what we saw in the past? >> i am going to try to present a fuller picture of where we are and what parents and providers are facing. david, i really appreciate the opportunity to be here on behalf of the national women's's law center. in my very long career, i have always heard that it is not the right time for children and we do not have enough money to do what is right. someone took me to lunch and said, how dare you ask for $2 billion. especially when have a big deficit. i do not think that the lack of resources sho
-- this is the really amazing one -- about a month ago, when the question came up about letting the bush tax cuts expire, senator brown followed it to say that he would let taxes rise for 98% of the families here in massachusetts and 97% of the small businesses, he would hold them hostage unless there were tax cuts for the top 3%. i think that is just wrong. [indiscernbile] >> i am trying to press both sides on what you're saying, ok? i hope that is one of the reasons that i am here. on the question of simpson- bowles, which you accept $3 billion in spending cuts if you got revenue increases? >> the point of simpson-bowles, it used a balanced approach that we must have cuts and revenue increases. i completely agree with that. that is the right approach. it is a moderate, sensible approach, not the approach that scott brown and the republicans have used. he is trying to use a balanced approach, because he has put forward proposals that would increase revenues. senator brown submitted his proposals to "the boston globe" -- >> senator brown, respond to what she said. >> regarding oil, if anybody thinks by
house. bel's a conversation with pre jarrett bush according to bob woodward -- guest: the president has an idea of what's needed for the economy and that's where he is focused, rather than speaking to business people saying here is what the demand picture looks like or here is what we need to ensure that we will put more money into the economy. i think there's a real debate right now. a real debate about the solutions to the way forward in this country. i think the business community believes that in terms of the way forward to you need to create an environment that is favorable for business so that that they will put their money to work on the economy. one key example is the tax on profits that these businesses, american multinational businesses, derived from overseas markets and bring back here. there's a big debate. business feels that they are taxed twice. taxed in a local market, whether it's asia or europe, and then they are taxed again when they bring money back to the u.s. there's a big movement by executives today to eliminate that second tax so that they could bring some of th
bush administration, there were attacks on u.s. embassies and consulates. it is important to remember that during the reagan administration, there was an attack in which killed americans. these folks let us into the most disastrous for a policy decision in a generation. it in power in iran. it killed more than 4000 americans. it left hundreds of thousands of iraqis dead or displaced. but these folks want us to hand over the keys of foreign policy back to them? the nerve of the individuals " put attention to the worst farm policy disaster and say that the understand the region better is laughable. >> you mentioned syria. there is a lot of pressure for the administration to get involved in syria. how do you think they are or should be responding? >> it is interesting. if you peel away governor romney's position, there is not a lot of different speech in him and president obama. both iran and obama believe in supporting the opposition. the administration -- but romney and obama believe in supporting the opposition. i think this administration has recognized that the most important thing
wrong with looking at new forms. we did that during the bush administration with the millennium challenge. >> the eu is the most important trading partner in nortek of a -- in north africa. how much is your willing to do to change the arrangements? you have negotiated a lot of the association agreements with the arab countries. >> i think that the help that needs to be given these countries is a mixture. in what proportion depends on the country. i don't think you can deal with country a and country be with the institutions that are already in place. i think we have to consider all that when you consider country- by-country. i think that what he has said is very important care institution building is the new headlining, which is the development aid that should be given in countries that have a level of development that is already not very strong. that is very tricky to do. you have to be sure that you're helping to create and construct their institutions, not your institutions and their country. that is a very tricky thing to do but it has to be done. a mixture of all the things
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